I don’t know why but sexy women often women were often attracted to me. This was not a boast especially since that attraction was mostly short-lived. Hence, especially in my earlier days there were` many women in my life. I think the attraction was due, in at last in part, because I admired women. When I saw what I decided was an attractive woman my look told her that I appreciated her without the sexual hunger most men exude. It didn’t mean I was a chaste monk but that the attraction had to be felt on both sides and I didn’t push my partner.
Once they got to know me often their interest was short-lived. I suppose that at least in part it was a reaction to my own short interest. I was interested in books mostly, with a dash of science. I don’t say it was good or special only that few people, including women I dated, had the same interests as mine. And what that attracted me to others and others to me after discovery, tore us apart. But not vicious. I felt it wasn’t vicious except for my first wife that secretly slept with a joint friend before she unexpectedly moved out. Well, that is jumping ahead several years and there was lot to report before we come to that time in my life I found particularly distasteful.
Since I brought up the subject of wives I was attracted to my second wife for not only that initial romance but for many years after. Our interests are different (except for politics) but there is a comfort in knowing some one for so many years. So much history. It is not surprising to me that marriages often last so long and a marriage not going all the way is a very sad circumstance – such as mine.